West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City

West Ham United 1-1 Stoke City

Stoke will again be without forward Maxim Choupo-Moting, who is not yet ready to return from a groin injury.

A victory for the visitors would have seen them move to within three points of safety and keep West Ham in real danger of going down.

Crouch had appeared to claim the role of hero with a goal that made him Stoke's record Premier League marksman, but Paul Lambert's men are on the brink after Carroll's leveller.

"If we can do that (beat Burnley), it will set the cat right among the pigeons", said Lambert.

The progress and development of Oxlade-Chamberlain, who earns £120,000 per week as salary according to The Guardian, has been praised by many and has been impressive, and even West Ham vice-chairman Brady has been impressed. "The Hammers will probably just survive - but it's been a long and troubled campaign which will fill nobody which much optimism for the immediate future".

"For the team, for us, at the time it was hard because it meant we had to go and look to change after we had been the dominant team, apart from the first five or 10 minutes of the second half".

Who will come out on top in the battle of the managers David Moyes or Paul Lambert? "Regardless of how we do it, we have to get a win but we certainly will drag teams into it".


The Hammers go into their match on Monday evening off a one-all draw against Chelsea preceded by a 3-0 win over Southampton.

"We're in a good position - far better than when I took over - and it was a good point in the end", said Moyes. They are still looking for points as well.

All the same, it was easy to see why they were averaging under a goal per game this season. I think the target has always got to be that.

West Ham have only won back-to-back Premier League games at the London Stadium on one previous occasion back in December 2016.

Butland didn't know much about Arnautovic's angled shot that struck the Stoke keeper in the face on 36 minutes after Pablo Zabaleta had kept the ball in play on the right, and Arthur Masuaku flashed a long-range effort wide of the right post moments later.

Only Stoke (63) and Watford (60) have conceded more league goals this than West Ham (58) this season.

"Joe Hart faced a few similar shots in first half he gathered them easily, so it unfortunate that one bounced up and caught him out".

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